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Speech Understanding in Wind

Wind noise has been an ongoing issue since the beginning of hearing aid use. I remember 30 years ago talking to people about managing wind noise when they were wearing a body-worn hearing aid. I asked people to change the direction they were facing so their back was to the wind or stand sideways to […]

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Stepping Up to the Challenges of an Aging Body

The basic goal of aging individuals is to age gracefully or to age well. Aging well requires stimulating the brain and using the body in a manner that keeps it strong. Basic everyday activities are not enough to keep both body and mind in a stable functioning state. We all become “set” in our ways […]

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Hearing in a Noisy Place

Many people say to their audiologist that they are able to hear fine in a quiet room but the minute there is background noise they are not able to hear well. Sometimes it happens while watching a TV program and the background music suddenly gets louder. Difficulty may arise if a conversation is being held […]

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The Lyric Extended Wear Hearing Aid

The Lyric is a hearing aid that is housed inside the ear canal for extended periods of time. You do not change a battery or put the hearing aid in a recharging device at night. All you need to do is go to your audiologist and ask to try a pair of them!   Discreet […]

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The Trinity of Hearing: Part Two, The Hearing Impaired

This is part two of a three-part series on hearing loss and the relationship of the three primary elements, or the Trinity of players, involved in facilitating hearing as efficiently as possible. This Trinity includes the family, the hearing-impaired person and the hearing health care provider. Part Two, The Hearing Impaired Person “My family complains […]

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The Trinity of Hearing: Part One, The Family

This is part one of a three-part series on hearing loss and the relationship of the three primary elements or the Trinity of players involved in facilitating hearing as efficiently as possible. This Trinity includes the family, the hearing-impaired person and the hearing health-care provider. I was asked to repeat this series by some of […]

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Supporting the Increasing Number of Unpaid Caregivers

Recent literature reviews report that there are 65.7 million unpaid caregivers in the United States. This number reveals the explosion of older adults needing the care of family members. Unpaid caregivers account for 90 percent of the people providing long-term care. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, 85 percent of the unpaid caregivers are […]

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